This article caught my attention... some research indicated that excluding recycled items, textile waste makes up 5 to 7% of the weight in a landfill.
For me, the problem is smaller. We donate out-of-fashion clothes to charity before they're worn out.
Only things like worn out panties, pairs of socks or ruined hosiery from my mom, en up in the trash. Perhaps 5 items per month, far less than 5%.
So GAG'ers, how does your textile waste production or recycling look compared to these statistics?
- I'm above the 5-7% average.
- Around the 5-7% average
- I do what the article suggests and avoid it as far as possible
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Around the 5-7% I know I'm so bad! *slaps my wrist* 🙈 BUT Hans BUT I do try my best to help the environment and the economy, that saying the clothes I have in my wardrobe are hmm to good in quality to be given to the trash can, I give them to the job for profit organisations. Or if something has no meaning/value to me I give them to my sister. I sometimes cut sleeves off old shirts "reuse, recycling" and other bits and bobs (Yes I'm great with needles and thread) and alter/make new clothing.. I do my best Hans give me some credit here, that does sounds like a lot being put to the tip though 😁
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